Jump Start Your Day with A Whey Protein Smoothie

by You Be Healthy

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Blueberries are very high in antioxidants and are great in smoothies.

Part of the ‘Nutrition Prescription’ by my anti-aging doctor is to increase the protein component in the mornings.

I now add 30 grams of protein (whey ion-exchange) to my breakfast smoothie which I drink while taking my supplements.  If I’m out of whey, I substitute with a large egg white omelette.  I’ll also have a protein shake immediately after heavy exercise.

What is Whey Protein Isolate?

It is the thin, watery part of milk which contains 1% whey peptides and is also the finest and highest quality proteins known in the world.  Whey is the highest biological value (BV) out of all protein and contains 90% pure protein which isn’t damaged by heat, thus preserving the integrity of each protein fraction.

What does it do?

  • WPI is a convenient, soluble, non-contaminated source of high quality protein.
  • Intake of liquid protein improves absorption into the bloodstream compared to solid tissue protein.
  • Supports the body’s immune system and gastro-intestinal health.
  • Supplies the building blocks for over 1 million different human proteins (making it a complete source of protein)
  • Stimulates the release of CCK (the “I’m full hormones”) which modifies the appetite.
  • Raises metabolic rate through dietary-induced thermogenesis.

I love my protein shake routine in the morning.  I add blueberries, almond milk, and a scoop of yogurt – so delicious!
Progressive Nutritional Therapies Harmonized Protein - Whey Protein Powder
My ‘whey morning routine’ will also lower my cholesterol levels, increase mineral absorption, and keep my teeth and bones strong.  I know this has helped me decrease my body fat, increase my lean muscle mass and boosted my immune system.

I am always sure to use a Hormone Free, high quality whey protein powder, such as Progressive Harmonized Whey Protein which is sourced from New Zealand.  Be sure to do your research and choose a good quality product!

To your health,

Kim

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1 Tim January 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I’m a huge smoothie fan! I have never used Mercola’s whey protein but it looks like a great quality product. I have used Garden of Life’s Goatein which I thought was excellent as well.

I have had raw eggs in mine for years, but I realize most people would not do that… : )

2 Sandra Wilson March 6, 2010 at 9:42 am

I have a whey smoothie every morning and it keeps be going for hours! I love it :o )

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